Golf courses Michigan East Lansing Forest Akers Golf Course, West Course

Forest Akers Golf Course, West Course

Harrison Rd - Michigan State Univ, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(517) 355-1635
Architect: Arthur Hills (179)
                      
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Detailed description of Forest Akers Golf Course, West Course

Forest Akers Golf Course -The West, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in East Lansing, Michigan.

Michigan State University's Forest Akers Golf Course facility offers two 18-hole championship layouts. They are The West Course and The East Course.

Forest Akers Golf Courses are recognized as two of the best public golf course in Michigan. Golf Digest has given Forest Akers West Course a four star rating and the East Course a three star rating. The Detroit News ranked Forest Akers West Course number six in the state of Michigan's public courses.

The West Course first opened for play in 1958. The course was redesigned by Michigan State alumnus Arthur Hills in 1992. Renovations include extending the length of the course to over 7,000 yards, new bent grass greens, 18 new bent grass tees, new rye fairway grass, and all new bunkers.

The Par-72 West Course plays to a maximum distance of 7,013 yards for a course rating of 74.0 and a slope rating of 136.

Forest Akers has a state of the art practice facility referred to as the Golf Center, two full-service Golf shops, and a full compliment of services.

The Golf Center is mid-Michigan's premier practice facility. The 20 acre practice area opened in 1997. The center features a three acre bentgrass practice tee, two separate teaching tees, practice bunkers, target greens, color coded yardage markers, and a 20,000 square foot putting green.

This course has been reviewed 2 times
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Lansing, MI

$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2010 at noon

The best Price value in the area. I played it the week of Mens Golf Team Home Tournment. Green very very Fast.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 011430
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Dimondale, MI

$41 (cart included), played on Thursday, June 2009 at 4pm

Great golf course, nice layout, fabulous fairways, very nice greens, nice sand for this area.

There is also a second course, The East Course, not quite as nice as the west. Same clubhouse issues.

There is no bar/clubhouse to enjoy after the round. Beer is sold as a side note off the first tee from a patio license issued to the University Club. No beer sales on the course. Cart girls are rare. There are plenty of local college pubs to enjoy in the area which makes up for the lack of clubhouse.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 007009
4.0/5
Based on 2 reviews
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